04-09-2014, 02:19 AM
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Cycle new tank with seeded media
I have a friend who is getting into fish keeping, and he wants to seed his new mechanical filter in my cycled tank. i was wondering how long it would take for a new filter to get enough bacteria to be good to cycle his tank. My tank is a 55 gallon, and he has a 15 tall with an aquaclear 70. So he gave me an aquaclear 70 mechanical filter, nice big filter. I have it soaking in my tank since my canister is full.
How long should I leave it in the tank to get bacteria in the sponge?
Should I move stuff around in my canister and put the sponge in there instead?
I also have a piece of driftwood I could spare, at least to lend to him til his tank is cycled, would this help to cycle his tank? its probably 8 inches long by 2 wide.